Romans 10:9,10 - "Because if you shall confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and shall believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved."
When we confess His Lordship, it is not only His dominion over us, but "lord" means Leader, "the bread-provider," the caretaker, the protector from all our enemies. You actually become a partaker of the Divine Nature. (2 Peter 1:4).
As you become a partaker of His Nature, you become a partaker of His ability:
1. God's ability becomes your ability
2. God's strength becomes your strength
3. Jesus' ministry becomes your ministry.
When we acknowledge Him as our Lord, then God becomes automatically our very Father. All the resources of Heaven are at our disposal (Ephesians 1:3) to:
1. Minister others into Christ.
2. Disciple them
3. Equip them to disciple others
Questions to Ask Myself
Am I willing to disciple a new believer into his inheritance in Christ?
Do I believe that equipping believers to disciple others is the most valuable spiritual instruction I can give?
I have power to labor for the spiritual lives of others.
I minister others into Christ, disciple them, and equip them to disciple others.
Since I am God "insided minded" I confess -- greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.